06/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

In Gas Crisis, Buyers Turn To Scooters

Bicyclists in New York are known to possess an evangelical fervor. (What other mode of transportation has its own self-declared celebratory month? Imagine "city bus month.") Now another fervor-driven environmentally friendly transportation group is growing up behind them: the scooter obsessives.

The surge in gas prices has turned people toward gas-sipping scooters across the country -- even in New York City. The riders were out in force this past weekend for a New York Scooter Club block party at Brass Monkey, with scooters daintily lined up side by side on the street.

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